June 16, 2011
Alan Moore talks to the New Statesman about writing his second novel.
“It is a very big book -- but it's very readable," he assures me when I call to ask how it's going. "Apart from the Lucia Joyce chapter, which is completely incomprehensible." How so? "It's all written in a completely invented sub-Joycean text. I read it through again and I can actually understand most of it -- well, all of it. But it's the only way I could have written that stuff. It's an experiment."
The 2011 Bonnaroo downloads page has been updated with mp3s of The Strokes' performance and lossless downloads from The Blavck Keys, Buffalo Springfield, Mumford & Sons, Robert Plant, and Widespread Panic.
The Guardian reports that a new Che Guevera diary has been published in Cuba.
Reuters interviews author Paul Auster.
The June Music Alliance Project has been posted, and includes 36 songs from 36 bloggers in 36 countries.
The truth is, the music memoir ultimately shares many tropes with the immigration memoir: struggle, doubt and hardship, followed by the relief of arrival and assimilation and, hopefully, eventual triumph. Simone ostensibly ends “You Must Go and Win” in the midst of her struggle, but the very fact of the book’s existence suggests at least some measure of success, some realization of American dreaminess.
NME staff members share their favorite Smiths songs.
Fictionaut interviews author Robin Black.
On sale for $3.99 at Amazon MP3: Chris Thile & Michael Daves' Sleep With One Eye Open album.
Fresh Air interviews Dr. David Ansell about his new book, County: Life, Death and Politics at Chicago's Public Hospital.
All Songs Considered is conducting a best albums of 2011 (so far) poll.
also at Largehearted Boy:
previous Shorties posts (news and links from the worlds of music, literature, and pop culture)
Atomic Books Comics Preview (highlights of the week's new comics & graphic novels)
daily mp3 downloads
Largehearted Word (highlights of the week's new books)
Try It Before You Buy It (mp3s and full album streams from this week's CD releases)
weekly music & DVD release lists